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10-Year Anniversary of Disappearance of Northeast Iowa Girls

Wednesday marked the 10-year anniversary of the northeast Iowa disappearances of Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook-Morrissey.

About five months after the girl’s went missing, on December 5, 2012, the bodies of 8-year-old Elizabeth and 10-year-old Lyric were found in the Seven Bridges Wildlife Area near Readlyn in Bremer County, about 20 miles southeast of Waverly. Since then, no suspect has been found or charged in the case

Scott Reger, special agent with the Iowa Department of Public Safety, says they continue to look at new and old tips on the case. He notes that tips aren’t coming in as fast as they were early on, but they haven’t stopped either.

Reger adds that he believes that improvements in technology are helping turn the tide back toward investigators, but knows it may take a lot more time before the killer is found. He says he’s ready to wait that out.

Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers is offering a 100-thousand dollar reward for information in the case. You can call them at: 855-300-8477 (TIPS). Tips can also be called into Evansdale police at (319) 232-6682, or through the Iowa Department of Public Safety email site:

*information in the story include from Radio Iowa reports

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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